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Driving Change


Our Mission

Children at Risk serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

What We Do

Data & Research

We use research and data to understand the needs of Texas children and their families. This research drives our advocacy agenda and helps us develop evidence-based policy recommendations.

Policy Advocacy

Research and data alone are not enough to drive change for children. We use our research to develop policy recommendations that have the most impact and speak up to inform policymakers.


We work better together. We rely on partners across the state to support our research and data collection, provide regional insights, and amplify our advocacy efforts through collective action.

Upcoming Events & Activities


Basic Needs Advocacy Day

CHILDREN AT RISK will join experts, community members, and advocates to identify best practices for ensuring Texas kids have access to their best chances at success. Join community leaders for an advocacy day and meet with legislators to get crucial bills across the finish line!


Motherhood Summit

The second annual Motherhood Summit will dissect some of the most pressing issues facing Texas mothers. The health and well-being of mothers have a direct impact on their children and family.

MAY 11

Early Childhood Education Summit

Join child care providers, parents, advocates, and business leaders to discuss the growing care crisis, disparities in child care access, inequities in the workforce, how state and federal policymakers are working to address these challenges, and more!

MAY 15

23rd Annual C@R Golf Classic

Come out and support CHILDREN AT RISK while enjoying a day of golfing at one of Houston’s most prestigious courses. This event is hosted by Melissa Wilson of FOX 26 and chaired by Manny Panjwani.

The Latest from C@R

CHILDREN AT RISK Releases 2022 Annual Report

CHILDREN AT RISK Releases 2022 Annual Report

2022 was a year of huge growth for CHILDREN AT RISK, both in our work and as an agency! In addition to our main office in Houston, we are proud to report C@R now has multiple staff members based in North Texas, Central Texas, and El Paso. Having this statewide...

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The Latest on Kids and Social Media

The Latest on Kids and Social Media

By: Lauren Biegel, Asst. Director, Programs  Social media is everywhere. Especially through COVID-19 sheltering, social media connects many of us to people across the world, and there’s a lot to love about it: funny videos, life hacks, and updates on friends we...

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Talking to Your Kids About Racism

By: Blanca Torres, Intern  The experience and memories you observe as a child often shape who you are as an adult. At our youngest, we are most vulnerable. Children who experience racism can have long-term effects and even trauma. For children, the effects of racism...

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Our Causes

Early Education

K-12 Education

Human Trafficking

Health & Nutrition

New American Children

Family Well-Being


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